Sunday Readings

Thumbnail scott hahn july 1516 Readings for July 15 & 16

The readings this week, like last week’s, ask us to meditate on Israel’s response to God’s Word—and our own. Why do some hear the word of the...

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Thumbnail sunday readings scott hahn Sunday Readings for April 1 & 2

As we draw near to the end of Lent, the Gospel clearly has Jesus’ passion and death in view. That’s why John gives us the detail about Lazarus’...

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Thumbnail mantegna resurrection Sunday Readings for April 15 & 16 - Easter Sunday

Jesus is nowhere visible. Yet the Gospel tells us that Peter and John “saw and believed.” What did they see? Burial shrouds lying on the floor...

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Thumbnail sunday readings  emmaus scott hahn Sunday Readings for April 29 & 30 - Third Sunday of Easter

We should put ourselves in the shoes of the disciples in the Gospel. Downcast and confused they’re making their way down the road, unable to...

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Thumbnail sunday readings Sunday Readings for April 8 & 9 - Palm Sunday

“All this has come to pass that the writings of the prophets may be fulfilled,” Jesus says in today’s Gospel (Matthew 26:56). Indeed, we have...

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Thumbnail sunday readings scott hahn canaanite woman jesus Sunday Readings for August 19 & 20

Most of us are the foreigners, the non-Israelites, about whom the first reading prophesies. Coming to worship the God of Israel, we stand in the...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 99184757 Sunday Readings for August 26 & 27

“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!” Paul exclaims in this week’s Epistle. Sunday’s Psalm, too, takes up the triumphant...

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Thumbnail sunday readings scott hahn transfiguration Sunday Readings for August 5 & 6 - The Transfiguration of the Lord

High on the holy mountain in the Gospel, the true identity of Jesus is fully revealed in his transfiguration. Standing between Moses and the...

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Thumbnail jesus christ Sunday Readings for December 10 & 11

He knows that Jesus is doing “the works of the Messiah,” foretold in the first reading and psalm. But John wants his disciples — and us — to know...

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Thumbnail sunday readings scott hahn Sunday Readings for December 17 & 18

The mystery kept secret for long ages, promised through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures, is revealed (see Romans 16:25-26). This is the...

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Thumbnail sunday readings scott hahn 12 25 16 Sunday Readings for December 24 & 25 - Christmas

The Church’s liturgy rings in Christmas with a joyful noise. We hear of uplifted voices, trumpets and horns and melodies of praise. In the first...

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Thumbnail jesus baptism holy spirit Sunday Readings for December 3 & 4

“The kingdom of heaven is at hand,” John proclaims. And the liturgy paints us a vivid portrait of our new king and the shape of the kingdom he has...

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Thumbnail jesus holy sepulchre Sunday Readings for February 11 & 12

Jesus tells us in the Gospel that he has come not to abolish but to “fulfill” the Law of Moses and the teachings of the prophets. His Gospel...

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Thumbnail sunday readings 02 17 Sunday Readings for February 18 & 19

We are called to the holiness of God. That is the extraordinary claim made in both the first reading and Gospel. Yet how is it possible that we...

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Thumbnail sunday readings Sunday Readings for February 25 & 26

We are by nature prone to be anxious and troubled about many things. In the Gospel, Jesus confronts us with our most common fears. We are...

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Thumbnail christas paris bordone scott hahn Sunday Readings for February 4 & 5

Jesus came among us as light to scatter the darkness of a fallen world. As his disciples, we, too, are called to be “the light of the world,” he...

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Thumbnail sunday readings scott hahn Sunday Readings for January 14 & 15

Jesus speaks through the prophet Isaiah in Sunday’s first reading. He tells us of the mission given to him by the Father from the womb: “‘You...

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Thumbnail sunday readings scott hahn Sunday Readings for January 21 & 22

Sunday’s liturgy gives us a lesson in ancient Israelite geography and history. Isaiah’s prophecy in the first reading is quoted by Matthew in...

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